Isle Pages


POSTED: Sunday, April 05, 2009


”;Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre”;

By Lois-Ann Yamanaka / Bamboo Ridge Press / $16

This is a new edition of Lois-Ann Yamanaka's first collection of poetry, first published in 1993. Bamboo Ridge Press founding editors Eric Chock and Darrell Lum, along with business manager and poet Wing Tek Lum, sat down with with Yamanaka to reflect on the book that launched her career, and this interview is included in the new edition.



”;Princess Elizabeth Kekaaniau”;

By David A. Castro / Ke Alii Publishing / $9.75

This brief autobiography tells the story of Princess Elizabeth Kekaaniau Laanui, born into Hawaiian royalty in 1834 as a member of the Kamehameha Dynasty. This book allows the reader to get acquainted with the princess during the period in which she lived. Author David Castro, a descendant of Princess Elizabeth's brother, Gideon Laanui, was born and raised in Ewa Beach.